Recently, the Price Supervision & Inspection and Anti-monopoly Bureau of National Development and Reform Commission held the preparatory meeting, officially launching the drafting of Abuse of Intellectual Property Antitrust Regulation Guidelines. The guidelines will address IP-related monopoly agreements, abuse of dominant market position, business concentration and other acts, to refine the relevant provisions of antitrust law, especially with specific guidelines for circumstances where immunity could be claimed.

It is understood that in the work program, the NDRC will commission to carry out the focused subject research in the next step, to form a preliminary draft on this basis. After that, the NDRC will solicit the views from related parties, to form a mature draft on the basis of full research and demonstration, for public comments according to legal procedures, which will be released by the Anti-monopoly Committee after discussion and adoption.